FDA Considers Redefining Chocolate

April 24, 2007

Slashdot | FDA Considers Redefining Chocolate

“The US Food and Drug Administration is considering redefining ‘chocolate’ to allow substitution of vegetable oil ($0.70/lb.) for cocoa butter ($2.30/lb.), and whey protein for dry whole milk. There are already standard terms to differentiate these products from chocolate, such as ‘chocolatey’ and ‘chocolate-flavored.’ The change was requested by the industry group Chocolate Manufacturers of America. Leading the resistance to this change is high-end chocolate maker Guittard, with significant grass-roots support from the Candyblog. The FDA is taking consumer comments until April 25. Here is the FDA page on the proposed change, which oddly enough does not say what the proposed change is.”

IF it is not 70% chocolate stuffs, don’t tell me it is chocolate. Chocolate is not chocolate if vegetable oil substitution is found!

One Response to “FDA Considers Redefining Chocolate”

  1. LOL, I am sooooo with you…